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Bulletin Board Jones Road Office to Host Fifth Annual “Soup’s On” Day WILTON, N.Y. - The Jones Road Office of Saratoga National Bank and Trust Company will serve up homemade soup during its fifth annual “Soup’s On” event on Thursday, February 6. The public is invited to stop by between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for a cup of warm soup made by the staff. “Soup’s On” began five years ago as a fun way to show appreciation for customers and warm up on a cold winter day. The event coincides with Jones Road’s ongoing food drive to benefit the Wilton Food Pantry. Donations of canned, boxed and other nonperishable food items can be dropped off during normal business hours at the office, 4208 Route 50. Saratoga National Bank provides banking, investment, insurance and other financial services through seven Saratoga County locations. It is rated a 5-Star Superior institution by BauerFinancial.

Greater Schuylerville Youth Program Junior Mentors SCHUYLERVILLE - ATTENTION GRADES 9 - 12: The Youth Center is seeking Volunteer Junior Mentors to work with our tween program. Some of these volunteer positions may grow into summer jobs. All volunteers will be required to complete a training course that is currently under development. Training is tentatively planned to begin in March. If you are college bound, your educational vitae should include volunteerism. So, if you are motivated and interested in personal growth, adding volunteerism to your educational vitae, mentoring younger children and having great fun while doing it, please contact the Youth Center at 6956100 and leave your contact information and the best time to call you. For up to the minute information please visit us atwww.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - THE SUMMIT. Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Directed by Nick Ryan • Written by Mark Monroe • 95 min. • Ireland | UK | Switzerland | USA• 2012 • Rated R. In August 2008, 22 climbers from several international expeditions converged on K2’s High Camp of K2, the last stop before the summit. Forty-eight hours later, 11 had been killed or simply vanished into the ever-thinning air. The documentary “The Summit” looks at the murderous mountain and the spirits of those who would dare challenge it, combining firsthand footage and post-ascent interviews with dramatic reenactments. 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. saratogafilmforum.org 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - THE CRASH REEL. Friday, Jan. 31,

7:30 p.m. Directed by Lucy Walker • 108 min. • USA • 2013 • Not Rated. “The Crash Reel,” tells champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce’s story through vérité footage and interviews with his tight-knit Vermont family, showing his rise to the top of his sport, his long-time rivalry with fellow snowboarder Shaun White, his accident and his slow recovery and realization that he will never again be able to participate in the sport he loved and excelled at. 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. saratogafilmforum.org 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - THE MOUNTAINS WILL WAIT FOR YOU. Sunday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Written and directed by Fredrick T. Schwoebel • 44 min. • USA • 2013 • Narrated by Johnny Cash. Grace Hudowalski, born in Ticonderoga and raised in Minerva, started climbing early, her first was Mount Marcy in 1922 when she was 15 and by age 30 she had ascended all 46—becoming the first woman to do so. Grace is the matriarch of the ADK 46ers and this documentary is a fitting tribute to her legacy. Mountaineer Doug Arnold will introduce the film and give a short talk about the 10-year effort to name an Adirondack High Peak after the late Grace Hudowalski. 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. saratogafilmforum.org 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS -RED ANGEL (Akai tenshi). Wed., Feb. 5, 7:30 pm. Town & Gown Movie Night. Directed by Yasuzô Masumura • Screenplay by Ryôzô Kasahara, based on a novel by Yoriyoshi Arima • 95 min. • Japan • 1966 • Not Rated • In Japanese with English subtitles. Presented by James A. de Sève, Filmmaker-in-Residence, Union College. Yasuzo Masumura’s antiwar film, set in 1939 in the midst of the Second Sino-Japanese War, tells the story of young army nurse Sakura Nishi (Ayako Wakao) and her doomed relationship with Dr. Okabe (Shinsuke Ashida), a drug-addicted surgeon. A cross between Altman’s original M*A*S*H and Saving Private Ryan, the film provides great insight into Japanese culture during World War II. Unflinching in its depiction of war—and those who participate in it—Red Angel is shocking and controversial even by today’s standards. 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. saratogafilmforum.org 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID

Saratoga Film Forum SARATOGA SPRINGS - OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS. Best Animated Short Films. Thurs., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. Best Live Action Short Films. Fri., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. Best Documentary Short Films. Sun., Feb. 9, 12:00 noon. For the ninth consecutive year, Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures


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Bulletin Board present the festival of the Oscar-nominated live-action and animated short films. This feature-length program includes all of this year’s nominated films, as well as several additional titles that were short-listed for this year’s awards. 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. saratogafilmforum. org 518 584 3456. Tickets: $7/$5 members and students with ID

2014 Chowderfest Hat Contest SARATOGA SPRINGS - We are looking for the hat that best captures the “Spirit of Chowderfest”. Family fun event! Get creative! Best Hat prizes for adults & kids! When: During Chowderfest, February 1, 2014. Where: Henry Street in Saratoga Springs, NY. Time: 11:30 - 12:30 PM. The Hat Contest will be judged by Joyce Locks, owner of Hat sational by DEI. “Hats, hats and more hats. That’s what you will find at Hat sational located at 510 Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York. Hat sational is your one stop destination to finish your outfit. We carry high-quality merchandise that gives you the distinctive look your’e in search of. Renew your appearance with trendy accessories from our store. At Hat sational, we provide our customers with a wide selection of fashionable hats and accessories at the most affordable prices.”

Winter 2014 Children & Teen Acting Classes Start at HMT SARATOGA SPRINGS - Home Made Theater announces acting classes for children and teens ages 6 to 18, beginning February 1st and running for five consecutive Saturdays. All classes are held at the Spa Little Theater in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Play Acting for children ages 6-7, instructed by Kate Starczewski. Students are introduced to theater and focus on the actor “tools” and using “play” in acting. Play Acting meets from 10:00am-11:00am and costs $60. Creative Acting for children ages 8-10, instructed by Kate Starczewski. Students learn about theater techniques and how to use their own unique qualities to act. Creative Acting meets from 11:15am-12:30pm and costs $65. Scene Study, for ages 11-13, instructed by Kate Starczewski. Students will work on character development through scripted scene work. Scene Study meets from 12:45pm-2:15pm and costs $75. Audition Techniques, for ages 14-18, instructed by Sara Austen. Students participating in this course will be introduced to theater and musical pieces meant to prepare and enhance their auditioning ability for professional and college auditions. Audition Techniques meets from 10:30am-12:30pm and costs $100. Registrations are accepted over the phone with a credit card, or by mail with check or credit card. Class size is limited to 12 students, and reservations are accepted in the order they are received. Visit homemadetheater.org to obtain the Winter

2014 class flyer and registration form. Call (518) 587-4427 for further information or to receive a flyer by mail.

February Snowshoe Races SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Winterfest 5K Snowshoe Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 11am in the Saratoga Spa State park. The following week, Saturday, February 8, 2014 come to Camp Saratoga 8k Snowshoe Race at the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park. Camp Saratoga will begin at 10:30am and is a qualifier for the United States National Snowshoe Championship. Go to www.saratogastryders.org to download and application or link to online registration at www.active.com. A limited supply of Dion Snowshoes will be available at a $5 rental charge. Email Laura Clark at laura@saratogastryders.org to reserve a pair or phone Jeff Clark at 518-5817550. For information about the entire Dion Snowshoe Series and for snow updates visit www.runwmac.com.

BREAKFAST BUFFETs SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Presents a Breakfast Buffet: Fruit Cocktail, French Toast / Pancakes, Potatoes, Breakfast Sausage and Ham, Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Juice, Coffee and Tea. Sundays, February 2 & 16, 2014, 8:30-11:00 am. Donation Requested: Adults $8.00; Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $7.00; Children 5-12 $6.00, Under 5 Free; Takeouts $8.00.

Parenting Group Evening Parenting Program SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Center for the Family announces this 8 week program designed to meet the needs of parents/caregivers who want to improve their parenting skills, develop child-rearing knowledge and learn and practice the skills needed to raise healthy, happy children. Classes held every Monday beginning February 3rd - Monday, March 31st, 5:30-7pm. Classes are held at Saratoga Center for the Family, 359 Ballston Ave, Saratoga Springs. Registration fee is $40. To register, please call Denise at 587-8008 Ext. 314.

Metaphysical Book Discussion Group SARATOGA SPRINGS - at Woodlawn Commons – Sunday, February 2 at 6 pm. New Thought New York Center for Spiritual Living will host a discussion of The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav. All are welcome to come whether they’ve read or not. Woodlawn Commons, 156 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 518-423-3569. For more information, visit www.


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Retired Teachers Meeting SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Springs Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, February 3, at noon at Longfellows Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue (Rte. 9P), Saratoga Springs. Membership is open to retired educators who taught and/or live in Saratoga County. For membership information, call 587-5356.

FISH FRY FRIDAY VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32, south of the village of Victory (look for our sign ). Fish Fry Friday will continue on FRIDAYS, February 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014 . Time 5-7 PM. Menu: Fried Fish-$8.50, or Fried Clams- $8.50, or Fried Chicken Tenders-$8.50, also available will be Clam Chowder at $5.00 a quart. You are invited to eat in at our club house or to call ahead for Take Out 695-3917. Everyone will be welcome.

22 CALIBER RIFLE COMPETITION VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32, south of the village of Victory (look for our sign). Will continue rifle competition Tuesdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014 at 7PM Everyone Will Be Welcome. Bring your own 22 caliber rifle and ammunition. For additional information contact: Tim at 728-7098.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SCREENINGS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Treating Spinal Stenosis. Spinal Stenosis can cause lower back pain with radiating symptoms into the buttocks and legs. This condition is very treatable, and can often be treated without surgery. Presenter: John Herzog, DO, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. Location: 59D Myrtle Street Park, Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.

Upcoming International Center Cooking Class Louisiana Creole Cooking CAPITAL DISTRICT - On Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, the International Center of the Capital Region in collaboration with Chef Yono Purnamo, Executive Chef Kenneth Ruud and Normanside Country Club will sponsor a hands-on workshop entitled Louisiana Creole Cooking. The class will be instructed by Executive Chef Kenneth Ruud at the Normanside Country Club in Delmar and the menu will consist of Shrimp Remoulade, Shrimp and Crawfish Jambalaya, Chicken Creole and Bananas Fos-

ter. The cost per/person: $50. Please call ICCR at (518) 708-7608 to make a reservation.

Congress on your Corner SARATOGA SPRINGS - The office of Congressman Paul Tonko will be holding Mobile Office Hours on Friday, February 7, Noon to 3:00 pm at the Saratoga Springs City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. Staff will be available to provide assistance with navigating the federal government and its agencies. No appointment is needed. For more information, call 465-0700.

SSUMC Garage Sale SARATOGA SPRINGS - Friday, February 7, 9am-5pm; Saturday, February 8, 9am-2pm. Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church. 175 Fifth Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Free-will offering.

Join the International Center for a Weekend Outing to Quebec City, Quebec CAPITAL DISTRICT - With the assistance the International Center of Quebec, Canada, the International Center of the Capital Region will be sponsoring a weekend-long bus outing to Quebec City Friday – Sunday, February 7th thru 9th, 2014 for the Quebec Winter Carnival (considered the largest winter carnival in the World!). Quebec City is also one of Albany’s Sister Cities. The cost per person is $479 and will cover the cost of bus transportation, overnight accommodations, snacks on the bus, and event tickets. Passports will be required. Please call ICCR for more details at (518) 708-7608

Friends of Moreau Lake State Park Chili Dinner Fundraiser SO. GLENS FALLS - February 7, 2014 @ 6:00pm. Moreau Community Center, 144 Main St., South Glens Falls (corner of Main St. and New St.). $5 suggested donation. Guest Speaker: Ed Reed, DEC Wildlife Biologist presentation on Moose. Reservations required: call Moreau Park at 518-793-0511. Many different kinds of Chili, corn bread, bread, drinks and desserts. There will be 50/50 raffle; raffle tickets for a magnificent Intersia (layered carved woods) piece hand crafted by a member of the Friends of Moreau Lake; various items for sale with Friends logo and opportunity to become a member of Friends of Moreau Lake State Park. Fun, relaxing, delicious way to spend an evening, hear about Moose, meet some new people or just visit with friends.


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SARATOGA/WILTON - The Saratoga/Wilton Ladies Auxiliary #161, will present their annual Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, February 8 from 6 PM until midnight at the Elks Lodge, 1 Elk Lane in Saratoga Springs. This year’s Valentine raffles will benefit the new CODE BLUE shelter initiative. DJ Dave from Dancin’ Time Entertainment will be our evenings’ enjoyment. Cocktail hour (with a specialty drink surprise) is 6-7, dinner 7-9 and lots of dancing from 9-12. Entrée choices are Prime Rib, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Vegetable Lasagna. Salad, green beans and twice-baked potatoes complete the menu. Dessert is strawberry shortcake. All for the reasonable price of $30.00 per person. Seating is limited. Checks, cash or credit card will be accepted as payment. Don’t miss out; give Penny a call now at 587-7597 to make your reservation. Deadline is Feb.2. I’m sure this evening will delight your special Valentine!!

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Life and Breath/Heart and Soul. A discussion on how exercise can improve heart and lung health. We’ll check your blood pressure, assess your breathing, and suggest exercises to help you obtain a healthy lifestyle. Presenters: Robert Wang, MD, Pulmonologist; Susan K. Gribben, RN, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist; Marie Smallman, RRT, CPFT, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist/Respiratory Therapist. Tuesday, February 11, 6:00 p.m. Location: 6 Care Lane, Saratoga Springs. Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.

6th Annual Chocolate Fest SCOTIA - Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, 1-4 PM Snow or shine at St. Andrew’s Church, 50 Sacandaga Rd., Scotia, NY. Wide selection of elegant handmade chocolate treats, desserts, candy and gifts for Valentine’s Day. For more information, contact: chocfeststa@ yahoo.com

VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER DANCE SCHUYLERVILLE - February 8th, 2014 - 6:00 pm. American Legion Post #278, 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville. 3 Course Meal ~ $40.00/couple. Includes band at 7:30 pm. Dinner – 6:00 pm includes tossed salad with Italian house dressing and Choice of entrée: 10 oz. New York Strip Steak or Stuffed Chicken Breast. Either entrée comes with baked potato and asparagus. Dessert: Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, topped with a chocolate covered strawberry AND a Rose for the ladies !! “Whiskey Rebels” Band starts at 7:30 pm. Entry fee for band only is $5. / person

MONTHLY BREAKFAST VICTORY - The Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club located on Route 32 south of the Village of Victory (look for our sign). Will be cooking breakfast on February 9, 2014 starting at 8:0011:00AM and will continue on the second Sunday of each month all year. Eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, toast (white or wheat), pancakes (regular, blueberry, buckwheat, apple cinnamon), french toast, home fries, orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate. Cost: Adult $6.00 Child $3.00, Everyone will be welcome.

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Roast Beef & Chicken Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge #161 Presents a 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs. Soup, Tossed Salad, Top Sirloin of Beef, Taragon Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert, Rolls & Butter, Coffee, Tea. Wednesday, February 12, 2014. 4:30 - 7:00 PM. Donation Requested: Adults $10.00; Seniors and Military (Active/Retired with ID Card) $9.00; Children 5-12 $6.00, Under 5 Free; Takeouts $10.00. Cash Bar Available.

SARATOGA RELAY FOR LIFE KICK-OFF EVENT SARATOGA SPRINGS - Join us on Wednesday, February 12th for “Give Cancer the Boot” a social and informative open invitation. It begins at 6 pm at the Maple Avenue Fire House on Route 9. There will be a BBQ dinner and dessert served. The program will include information on participating in the Saratoga Relay for Life to be held June 7-8th at the East Side Recreation Field. There will also be information on fundraisers the Relay Committee offers for participants to participate in and raise donations to give to the American Cancer Society. Join us and help the American Cancer Society Finish the Fight. RSVP to Nicole @ 857-0161 or Sheila at 365-2164. More information is available at www.relayforlife.org/saratogaspringsny.

I Love You - and Chocolate too SCHUYLERVILLE - If you love chocolate and you have children, perhaps this Valentine event is tailored for your family. On Friday, February 14th from 6 - 8 pm the Greater Schuylerville Youth Program wiil present “I Love You . . . & Chocolate Too!” The event will feature a chocolate dessert sampler bar. While admission is free there is a $10 donation suggested per family. There will be door prizes, a heartful backdrop for family photos, some love inspired games, and surprises. Please join us on Valentine’s Day as area families celebrate the holiday of love with CHOCOLATE at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy


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Bulletin Board Park. Please RSVP by February 7th by calling 695-6100 and leaving a message that includes your family name and phone # and how many people will be in your party as space is limited. For up-to-the-miunte information check out our facebook page: www.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

17th ANNUAL FLEA MARKET SCHUYLVERVILLE - February 15th, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm. Sponsored By Old Saratoga Auxiliary Unit #278 American Legion, 6 Clancy St., Schuylerville. 518-695-3011. Over 40 vendors, home cooked food, bake sale items, 50/50 raffle, antiques, collectibles, and misc., garage sale items. Snow Date: February 16, 2014. Come Join Us !

Free Talk About Low Back Pain BALLSTON SPA - Do you suffer from low back pain or sciatica? Physical Therapy Associates of Schenectady in Ballston Spa is offering a free talk on low back pain on Monday Febuary 17th at 6:00pm. Come learn how to help manage your symptoms without having to rely on medications and doctors. Please call 885-1541 to register for this free talk. Location: 220 Church Ave. Ballston Spa

Italian Dinner SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga – Wilton Elks Lodge #161, 1 Elks Lane, Rt. 9, Saratoga Springs. Soup Du Jour, Cheese Ravioli, Meatballs Marinara, Sausage & Peppers, Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Antipasto Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, Coffee, Tea. Wednesday, February 26, 2014. 4:30-7:00 pm. Donation Requested $10.00 Adults $9.00 Seniors (62 years); $9.00 Military (Active or Retired) with ID Card; $6.00 Children 5-12 Children Under 5 Free; $10.00 All Takeouts. Cash Bar Available.

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOLS, the International Center wants you to be part of WorldQuest CAPITAL DISTRICT - The International Center of the Capital Region is happy to invite area high schools to participate in our first annual Regional Academic WorldQuest Competition which is scheduled to take place on March 8, 9:00 AM at the Polish Community Center. Academic WorldQuest is a flagship education program that tests high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. In the competition, fourperson teams compete by answering 100 multiple-choice questions. The winner of our regional competition will move onto attend the national competition in Washington, DC on April 26, representing our region. The International Center of the Capital Region will fund the travel and lodging for this winning team and their coach. Call (518) 708-7608.

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PROGRAMS AND SCREENINGS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Running Screening. Are you prepared for this running season? Receive a free assessment of your flexibility and strength by highly trained therapists from our Regional Therapy Center. Have your stride and feet analyzed for efficient running. Learn which running sneakers are right for you. Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Location: Saratoga Regional YMCA–Malta Branch, 100 Saratoga Village Blvd #22, Malta. Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.

Tickets Available for 2014 Rachael Ray Spring Benefit Cooking Show LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George High School Alumni Association has started early plans for the Ticket Sales to the “2014 Rachael Ray Spring Benefit Cooking Show” on April 11, 2014. Tickets Sale Date for 530 Seats will be available on Saturday, March 22 from 9-12 Noon at the Lake George High School Main Office. Doors will open at 8 am. Ticket price remains at $25.00 per person with a 6 Ticket Limit. Request for groups and special need assistance may contact Pam Morin 696-7184. People and Pet Food Exchange before the Show. Donations to go to SPCA, Purrs & Paws & Local Town and Church Food Pantries. LGHS Auditorium Doors Open at 6:30 pm. Benefit Book Sales in Lobby from 6:30 to 7:00. Benefit Cooking Show with Audience Q & A at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium. Picture taking, book signing and recipe tasting to follow. Alumni fundraising efforts go to 2nd graduate scholarships, yearly awards and ongoing special needs.

Acoustic Performers Sought MALTA - Looking for talented soloists, duos or small acoustic bands to perform in this year’s Café Malta on Saturday, March 22. Only 3-4 acts will be selected and each group will perform a 15-20 minute set. Also seeking specialty acts including comedians and/or dancers to perform on our intimate stage at the Malta Community Center, One Bayberry Drive, Malta. Auditions by appointment only. Contact Elyse Young, Artistic Director at 899-4411 x305 or email theater@malta-town.org for more details or an audition appointment.

Experience “A Taste of Ballston Spa” BALLSTON SPA - The Ballston Spa Education Foundation (BSEF) will hold its annual fundraiser, “A Taste of Ballston Spa” on Monday, March 24th from 6-8 pm at the HVCC TEC Smart Campus, 345 Hermes Road in Malta. Guests will be able to sample delicious offerings from some of the area’s most popular restaurants and food vendors. A cash bar, with wine and beer, will be available. There will be a raffle


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Bulletin Board for gift baskets and other prizes. Tickets for the event are $30 per person or $55 per couple and are available for pre-sale on the BSEF website, www.ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com, or checks can be mailed to BSEF “Taste of Ballston Spa”, PO Box 276, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Please indicate the names of those attending. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more information: info@ballstonspaeducationfoundation.com.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SCREENINGS SARATOGA SPRINGS - Saratoga Hospital Presents - Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health. These days, many of us think nothing of going online for quick answers to our medical questions. But not all sources are created equal. We will discuss “hot topics” in OB/GYN – including HPV and perimenopause – and gain a better understanding of the safety profiles of seemingly “natural” remedies and treatments. Presenter: Dympna Lynch Weil, MD, FACOG, Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. Location: 59D Myrtle Street Park, Saratoga Springs (next to Rubin Dialysis Center). Registration is required for all programs. Visit www.saratogahospital.org to register or call 580-2450.

HAM RAFFLE TICKETS VICTORY - 2014 Fish Creek Rod And Gun Club Ham Raffle Tickets Available Now. $1.00 Per Ticket. Get Your Tickets At The Club House or Contact: Tom At 491-8194 or 507-6308. Winning Tickets Will Be Drawn Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

AARP TAX-AIDE SERVICES CAPITAL DISTRICT - The AARP Tax-Aide program will begin providing free tax preparation for low and moderate income residents in Saratoga County in February. The AARP Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. AARP TaxAide counselors are volunteers who are trained in state and federal tax regulations, and are certified by the IRS to provide tax preparation services. Tax preparation services will be available from Feb. 1 through April 15. To find the location nearest you, go to www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp. Then call the listed phone number to schedule an appointment. If you do not have access to the internet, call 1-888-2277669 for assistance.

2nd Annual Miracle League Poker Run-The Miracle Ride CAPITAL DISTRICT - Save the date (May 17, 2014) for our 100 mile scenic road course through the mountains of Rensselaer, Columbia, and Berkshire Counties to raise money for sports and social programs for children and adults with disabilities. Register on the day of the ride from

9:00am-11:00am. The ride begins at 11:30am. The ride concludes at the Rensselaer Elks with a chicken bbq, food, prizes, raffles, entertainment, live music. Cost per rider – $25, passenger – $15, and picnic only – $15. Downloadable event registration forms will be available in coming weeks at: capitalregionmiracleleague.org If you have any questions contact Linda Baker at 518-376-8365.

LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC AT LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK CAPITAL DISTRICT - The LASNNY LITC offers FREE tax help to low income New Yorkers who have a tax problem with the IRS. For example, if you got a letter or notice from the IRS that you don’t understand or a bill from the IRS that you don’t think you owe or that you can’t pay, or if you were denied an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) you thought you should have gotten, we may be able to help. The EITC could reduce your tax bill or even get you a refund if you qualify. You may be able to get the EITC if you have qualifying children and your earned income falls under a certain limit. This limit ranges from $37,870 up to $51,567 in 2013 depending on your filing status and number of children. Workers without children who had 2013 incomes below $14,340 ($19,680 for a married couple filing jointly) may also receive a very small EITC benefit. To qualify, a child must live with you for more than half the year. A son or daughter, grandchild, younger brother or sister, or niece or nephew, may be a qualifying child. The child must be younger than 19 (or 24 if they are a full time student) or permanently and totally disabled. Only one person can claim a child for EITC each year. Other age, residence, and filing requirements must be met. You must file a tax return and claim the credit to get the EITC, even if you don’t otherwise have to file. If the IRS denies your claim for the EITC and you don’t understand why, you may want to talk to an accountant or an attorney. The LASNNY LITC can be reached at (518) 462-6765 or (800) 462-2922, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

CAN RUN ANYTIME Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian program OPEN REGISTRATION 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS - STEP the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program a 501 (c) 3 not for profit and totally volunteer organization is open for registration for the 2014 season. Children and adults ages 2 and up with special needs may apply. There are limited open spots in the program as STEP fills up quickly. For registration information please call 518 374.5116 or email stepatnfec@yahoo.com or visit our website www.stepup-nfec.org


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Bulletin Board Calling All Mentors! CAPITAL DISTRICT - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls, Shenendehowa, and Ballston Spa school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance.com.

Greater Schuylerville Youth Program Scooter Board Racing SCHUYLERVILLE - The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program at the Youth Center in Fort Hardy Park is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Most Saturdays from 5:30 - 8:30 there will be5 styles of Scooter Board Races complete with prize ribbons. Bring a buddy as some racing requires teams of two. The Greater Schuylerville Youth Program provides social, recreational, and educational activities on a year round basis. For up to the minute information please visit us atwww.facebook.com/greaterschuylervilleyouthprogram.

Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop SCHUYLERVILLE - 116 Broad St., Schuylerville is offering a special sale on size 2X Men’s Clothing, a crib in nice condition and 50% off of Christmas items. There is also an on-going $3.00 bag sale. Second Hand Rose Thrift Shop offers discounts for Veterans. The store hours for the fall and winter are Tuesday through Saturday, 11AM to 4PM. Donations gladly accepted during shop hours. Volunteers for the Thrift Shop are always welcome. For more information, please call the shop at 695-4640.

Tops of Galway GALWAY - Looking to take weight off for new year!!! Need

that accountability of weighing in very week!! Come check out Tops of Galway. We meet every Thursday at Galway lions building in Galway. Weight in at 6:30 and meeting starts at 7. For more info call Rose at 884-9785 or email sjrhodes50@gmail.com. Check out tops at www.tops.org

Bingo Games SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Jewish Community Center, 84 Weibel Ave, Saratoga Springs adds ‘Bonus Ball’ and ‘Early Bird Progressive’ Bingo Games. Maximum Prize $6,000. Every Thursday. Doors open at 6pm and games start at 7pm. Both smoking and non-smoking areas. 584-2370

New Program To Assist Low Income Veterans SARATOGA CO. - Saratoga County RPC, through its VetHelp division, is pleased to announce the start of a new program to aid veterans and their families in their struggle to maintain permanent housing. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program can provide monetary relief as well as extensive case management for veteran families that are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Temporary financial assistance is available for rental assistance, utilities fees, security deposit, moving costs, emergency supplies, child care and transportation. Case management and referral services include health care, daily living activities, financial planning, transportation, income support and legal assistance. The goal of the SSVF program is to promote housing stability among very low income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing in the following New York State counties; Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton and Schoharie. For more information, call VetHelp toll free at 1-855-233-1117.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Looking for Mentors CAPITAL DISTRICT - Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Rensselaer Counties. We are the oldest and largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. In the Capital Region, we have been matching caring adults with local children for 50 years. Our mentoring relationships are proven to be a positive influence on the life of a child. Currently, we serve over 500 children, but there are over 100 more waiting for mentors. If you want to learn more about volunteering, contact Brigette Callahan at 862-1250 x15, or by email at Brigette@bbbscr.org.

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Bulletin Board SARATOGA SPRINGS - FA offers help and hope. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, “FA”, meeting in Saratoga Springs Mondays, 7pm at the United Methodist Church on Fifth Ave. FA is a recovery program for people who suffer from food obsession, overeating, bulimia and under-eating. Everyone is welcome to this FREE meeting, including those who think they may have a food problem or those who are concerned about someone who may. For a list of regular, weekly meetings in the Capital District, visit www. foodaddicts.org or call Laurie at 518-879-7323.

Women’s Rugby Team Looking for Players SARATOGA SPRINGS - The Saratoga Brumbies, Women’s Rugby Team is always looking for new athletic minded women to join the team. Anyone 18+ that is team oriented, determined, and hard working is invited to join us. The Brumbies are an increasingly competitive team with a strong commitment to the community. If you are interested in playing or finding out more, please email SwrRecruiting@gmail.com, visit us at SaratogaWomensRugby.com or find us on facebook.

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CAPITAL DISTRICT - Since 1952, International Fellowship, Inc. a non-profit organization has been successfully exchanging students to and from the United States. Families in this area are invited to reach across the boarders and host a high school aged exchange student for the semester or the academic year. The students come with their own spending money and are covered by health/accident insurance. All that is required of a host family is to provide room, board, laundry facilities and some tender loving care. Host families can be married, single, have kids, no kids- even grandparents can apply. Please visit our website for more information at www.internationalfellowship. org, write to International Fellowship, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Westfield, New York 14787, email infelwes@gmail.com, or call 1-800-647-8839.

Softball Team Looking for Players CAPITAL REGION - Warning Track Heat 16U Girls Fastpitch Softball Team looking for a few players to round out the 2013/2014 season. Email coachcarter@warningtrackheat to schedule a tryout.

Who’s At Risk? Caregive Distress SARATOGA COUNTY - Self-Assessment Tool Helps Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties -Area Families Avoid the Dangers of Caregiver Distress. Nearly one-third of adults living in Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties are family caregivers who could be at risk for heart

disease, diabetes, depression and various other physical and emotional maladies as a result of caregiver distress, a potentially dangerous condition brought on by the pressures of caring for a senior loved one. In response to this growing issue, the local Home Instead Senior Care® office has launched a public awareness campaign – Family Caregiver Stress Relief at FamilyCaregiverStressRelief.com – to help family caregivers determine if they are at risk for distress and to minimize problems before they escalate. For more information about the services of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Saratoga, Washington and Warren counties call 518 580-1042 or visit www.homeinstead. com/341.

Volunteers Needed SARATOGA COUNTY - The Saratoga County Office for the Aging is in NEED of volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout Saratoga County. Current areas in immediate need are: SARATOGA, MOREAU/ SOUTH GLENS FALLS, STILLWATER, & CHARLTON. Nutritious meals are prepared, packed and ready for transport Monday-Friday at about 10:30. Delivery takes about one to one and a half hours. Please call Billie Jo or Denise at The Office for the Aging- 363-4020 or 884-4100 for details.

Caregivers Your Help is Needed! SARATOGA SPRINGS - We want to be on your Schedule!!! Summer will soon be here and so will summer vacations… Just 4 hours a week of your time and talents will assist us in providing care and comfort to the terminally ill at Mary’s Haven, a program of Catholic Charities, located in Saratoga Springs.Initial and ongoing training will be provided. Volunteers are the heart of this program, providing 24 hour a day care under the direction of the Program Director. Please add Mary’s haven to your Volunteer Schedule! For more information please contact: Anne or Robin at Mary’s Haven (518) 584-9397.

Recycling Fundraiser to Benefit New Playground SARATOGA SPRINGS – Recycling fundraiser helps raise money towards a much-needed new playground at Geyser Road Elementary in Saratoga Springs. Students/members of Daisy troop #3134 have been earning free cash by participating in the FundingFactory Recycling Program. They collect empty cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops from the community and send the waste products to FundingFactory in exchange for their choice of technology and recreation products, or even cash. Companies interested in demonstrating a commitment to education and the environment can participate free of charge in the FundingFactory Business Support Program. Fund-


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Bulletin Board ingFactory will send each supporting business FREE prepaid shipping labels for the return of collected cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops. By donating to the Daisy’s, businesses help them earn the money they need. Community and business supporters can also drop off cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, MP3 players and laptops at the following locations: Geyser Elementary Lobby or call us and we will pick them up. There is no end date on this fundraiser, so keep us in mind throughout the year. To learn more about supporting Daisy Troop #3134, please call Celena Yourdon at 518-587-4511 or email: celenayourdon@gmail.com. For more information, visit www. FundingFactory.com, or call, toll-free: 1.888.883.8237. (A)

H.O.P.E. Animal Rescue Spay/Neuter Clinic WILTON/SARATOGA SPRINGS – Julie Whipple, DVM, has joined H.O.P.E. as Veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Clinic. The clinic is open the following days: Cat appointments – Mon. & Wed.; Dog appointments – Thurs. Occasional Sunday appointments. H.O.P.E’s program is available to lower income individuals and families who qualify based on participation in public assistance programs or meet income limits. We offer our program for bully breed dogs, stray and feral cats, and rescue/shelter organizations. Location: 4255 Route 50, Wilton, NY (Saratoga Springs, NY). Contact: 518.248.0355. Vaccinations are provided as a part of our spay-neuter program only. http://www.hopeanimalrescue.org/ (A)

Recently Retired And Looking for Meaningful Volunteer Work? SARATOGA REGION - I am I can is a 501(c)3 organization that was created to mentor girls in grades 9 - 12. Programs provide needed encouragement, guidance and advocacy to students as they navigate their high school years and move toward post-graduation goals. We are seeking adult female mentors to work with students on a weekly basis. As a mentor you would spend time with and get to know your student, while developing a relationship that provides support and guidance. If you are a recently retired woman looking for some meaningful volunteer work, this may be for you. This program focuses not as much on job skill mentoring, but more on providing a positive role model in the student’s life. You will help the student to develop core values and “encourage young women to discover their dreams, to believe in endless possibilities while empowering them to make it happen”. The organization is currently looking for mentors in the Clifton Park to Glens Falls areas. Immediate needs are to support girls in Hudson Falls, South Glens Fall, Glens Falls and Ballston Spa

school districts. If you have time on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and would like to have a positive impact on a girl in your community, please contact Founder, Avon Scherff at 518-688-3010 ext 102, or email Avon@scherffinsurance. com.

Red Cross Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Volunteers are needed in all areas of service from helping in local disasters to answering phones in the office. The Red cross meet many needs in the area, families that have been displaced by a fire, flood or other disaster; collecting blood to save lives of people in need to sustaining a quality filled life; and teaching CPR and First Aid Classes. For more information about Red Cross volunteer opportunities, contact Laura at 792-6545. (A)

After School Program Seeks Volunteers SARATOGA SPRINGS – Salvation Army’s “The Center” After School Program is helping community youth and looking for volunteers to provide homework help and help with various character education activities. There are hours available from 4pm-6pm, from Monday-Wednesday. Please contact Captain Boone at 518.584.1640 or email Captain Boone at salarmygrace@aol.com. (A)

Simplifying Lives Needs Volunteers CAPITAL REGION – Simplifying Lives for a cause is the Capital District’s only non-profit organization dedicated to providing free house cleaning and organizational services for people undergoing cancer treatment. Simplifying Lives is looking for volunteers, business partners for the discounted referral service, corporate sponsors, and donations. For further information or to donate, please contact Simplifying Lives for a cause at (518) 935-5822, or visit their website at www.simplifyinglives.org. (A)

Revival SARATOGA SPRINGS – God is bringing His Church back to life! Come to Living Waters Church of God Wednesday Prayer from noon-6pm & 6:30pm. 4330 Route 50, Saratoga Springs. For additional information, call 518.587.0484 or visit online at www.LW-COG.com (A)


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